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Overview: Resources for Countries

January 5, 2014

The following chart can be used as a resource by countries to gain a deeper understanding of what is included in the NTI Index and to use the NTI Index as a guide for strengthening their own nuclear security. The chart identifies sections of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) nuclear security guidelines and publications and World Institute for Nuclear Security (WINS) best practice guides that are relevant to understanding selected indicators and subindicators in the Security and Control Measures category of the NTI Index. For instance, a country that wishes to better understand the design basis threat subindicator can review several IAEA and WINS resources relevant to design basis threats. In addition, the chart provides references to international agreements, organizations, or other initiatives that are included in the Global Norms category and Domestic Commitments and Capacity category.



2.1 On-site Physical Protection 2.1.1 Mandatory physical protection
2.1.2 On-site reviews of security
2.1.3 Design basis threat
2.1.4 Security responsibilities and accountabilities
2.1.5 Performance based program
2.2 Control and Accounting Procedures 2.2.1 Legal and regulatory basis for MC&A
2.2.2 Measurement methods
2.2.3 Inventory record
2.2.4 Material balance area(s)
2.2.5 Control measures
2.3 Insider Threat Prevention 2.3.1 Personnel vetting
2.3.2 Frequency of personnel vetting
2.3.3 Reporting
2.3.4 Surveillance
2.4 Physical Security During Transport 2.4.1 Physical security during transport
2.5 Response Capabilities 2.5.1 Emergency response capabilities
2.5.2 Armed response capabilities
2.5.3 Law enforcement response training
2.5.4 Nuclear infrastructure protection plan
3.1 International Legal Commitments 3.1.1 Physical Protection Convention (CPPNM)
3.1.2 2005 Amendment (CPPNM)
3.1.3 Nuclear Terrorism Convention (ICSANT)
3.2 Voluntary Commitments 3.2.1 IAEA membership
3.2.2 PSI membership
3.2.3 Global Initiative membership
3.2.4 G-8 Global Partnership membership
3.2.5 WINS financial contributions
3.2.6 IAEA Nuclear Security Fund contributions
3.2.7 Bilateral/multilateral assistance
3.2.8 Centers of Excellence
3.3 International Assurances 3.3.3 Invitation(s) for review of security arrangements
4.1 UNSCR 1540 Implementation 4.1.1 UNSCR 1540 reporting
4.1.2 Extent of UNSCR 1540 implementation
4.2 Domestic Nuclear Materials Security Legislation 4.2.1 CPPNM implementation authority
4.3 Safeguards Adoption and Compliance 4.3.1 IAEA safeguards agreement (excluding Additional Protocol)
4.3.2 IAEA Additional Protocol